Auroras & Ice Caves

Aurora & Ice Cave Photo Workshop

Skarpi & friends have been offering the Aurora & Ice Photo Workshops for the past five years.  They have got the Vatnjokull area of Iceland fully covered. The amazing Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and the incredible Ice Caves that you find in many of Iceland’s Glaciers are the main focus of this photo workshop.

We make photo stops at top locations of Iceland. For example, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Reynisfjara Beach and Jokulsarlon Lagoon on the South Coast. These places are stunning.  You might recognise them from movies, TV and online nature photographers. The stark Winter landscape makes these places more beautiful to photograph and a perfect setting for Aurora photography.

We will visit other lesser known sites along with the incredible Ice Caves. New caves moulded by the glaciers every year. So we explore for new caves to photograph.

The Aurora & Ice Cave Photo Workshop will help you improve your photography skills in amazing locations? Our small groups of eight people gives everyone one2one time with our skilled photo instructors. We welcome photographers of all levels, from beginners to advanced. This is a great photo workshop for an introduction to Iceland.


Itinerary

Day one – Arrival

Arrive at Keflavík International Airport & transfer to Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík. If you get here early, you can photograph Reykjavik’s landmarks such as Harpa Concert Hall, Hallgrims church, Sun Voyager & Perlan.

In the evening we go over safety considerations and the workshop plan in an Icelandic restaurant.

 

Reykjavik at night Reykjavik at night
Super SprinterSuper Sprinter


Day two –  Thingvellir – Vik

After an early departure from Reykjavik, we drive directly to our first photo location at Thingvellir where our photography adventure begins. Then we head to the south coast, which has many famous waterfalls and coastlines in Iceland, such as Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Reynisdrangar and Dyrholaey.

We will stay overnight in the small village of Vik.

OxararfossOxararfoss at Thingvellir
ReynisdrangarReynisdrangar


Day three & four – Vatnajokull 

Soon after breakfast, you will have the chance to photograph the sunrise on the diamond Beach near Jokulsarlon. We will capture the Vatnjokull area with plenty of photo locations to choose from over the next couple of days. Our hotel is close to Jokulsarlon so when the sky is clear and Aurora is active we shoot the Northern Lights dancing over the lagoon. We will enter two ice caves on the tour at least. The best available ice caves are deep under the Vatnajökull glacier. We will provide you with all safety gear such as helmets and crampons.

Crystal CavesCrystal Caves
Ice BeachIce Beach

Shooting Ice BeachShooting Ice Beach
Solheimajokull Ice CaveSolheimajokull Ice Cave


Day five  – Hofn Vestrahorn

Vestrahorn mountain is a 454 meter peak with fascinating geology. To the East is Brunnahorn (Batman Mountain) stretching out to sea. Vestrahorn is a fantastic photography subject with a vast choice of interesting foregrounds from the sand tussocks to the rocky coastline. In Winter we often get amazing light on the mountain face.

Ice beach AuroraIce beach Aurora

VestrahornVestrahorn


Day six – Skaftafell – Vik

We visit Skaftafell twice. Once on our way to the south-east and again on the drive back. We’ll photograph some of the fantastic landscapes and include a sunset. The whole Skaftafell area has incredible views such as the glaciers and Iceland’s highest mountains. Waterfalls such as Svartifoss can be photographed in the park.

SvinafellsjokullSvinafellsjokull
SkaftafellSkaftafell


Day seven – Golden Circle – Reykjavik

We have breakfast at our hotel in Vík, then shoot sunrise on the black beach. We then explore the Golden Circle and drive back to Reykjavik. We will make a few photography stops on our way, and then have a final dinner together in Reykjavik.

Geysir
Thingvellir

Day eight – departure day

Transfer to Keflavik international airport

Dates

  • November 10 – 17, 2018
  • November 24 – December 1, 2018
  • December 8 – 15, 2018
  • January 5 – 12, 2019
  • January 19 – 26, 2019
  • February 2 – 9, 2019
  • February 16 – 23, 2019
  • March 2 – 9, 2019
  • March 16 – 23, 2019

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Extra info

For reservations following policies apply:
Deposit: $1000 on booking
Payment in full 90 days prior to the tour starting date.
Total price: $4.200 USD.
Single room supplement adds $750 USD
Maximum number of participants: 8
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights

Aurora & Ice Cave Photo Workshop – Tour Leaders

  • November 10 – 17, 2018 – Aron Reynisson
  • November 24 – December 1, 2018 – Olgeir Andrésson
  • December 8 – 15, 2018 – Skarpi Þráinsson
  • January 5 – 12, 2019 – Aron Reynisson
  • January 19 – 26, 2019 – Olgeir Andrésson
  • February 2 – 9, 2019 – Olgeir Andrésson
  • February 16 – 23, 2019 – Aron Reynisson
  • March 2 – 9, 2019 – Olgeir Andrésson
  • March 16 – 23, 2019 – Skarpi Þráinsson

Highlights:

  • Northern lights at Glacier Lagoon and other unique locations
  • Ice Caves and Glacier Ice
  • Super 4x4 Truck
  • Jokulsarlon Lagoon and The Diamond Beach
  • Major waterfalls such as Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss and Svartifoss.

Our Iceland Winter Photo Workshop takes every opportunity to capture Northern lights in some of the best locations in Iceland, waterfalls, glacier lagoons & ice caves. Iceland has fantastic, soft light during Winter, glacier ice turns into incredible sculptures. This is an ideal workshop to explore the glaciers in Winter for first time visitors to Iceland.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $150 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:

Greater than 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $150 fee.
75 days: 75% refund
60 days: 50% refund
Less than 60 days: no refund

Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.
Refunds will be initiated within 72 hours of the time that the request is approved.

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